Here is the reality. Many people may well understand this. Yet there is a big difference between what people understand and what they do.
Most understand that a great CV that markets you effectively will get you invited to more job interviews.
On the other hand, the majority of people will never approach creating their winning CV in the right way.
They will probably either:
Now you might wonder what’s wrong with the above. The biggest issue is that what you produce is at best mediocre.
So you are probably wondering what clients did that helped them to create a CV that got them more job interviews.
The first thing they did was to spend a significant amount of time on identifying their career achievements. Initially they struggle with this. Most will be able to identify recent achievements. Very few can identify achievements in each role.
Once they had identified their career achievements they started to look at how they had written them. At this point they realise that to get attention they had to write achievements in business orientated or business benefit language.
They made sure that their CV was rich in achievements and much lighter in terms of what they actually did in the job. If an experienced recruiter, who knows your market is looking at your CV, they will be able to see from the roles you did, the type of expertise you have.
They realised that they had to really understand their skills (technical and non-technical), attributes and what they had to offer to a potential employing organisations.
They realised that they only had a little time to get the attention of the person making the decision on whether they got invited for interview. So what they did was to make sure that they created a powerful professional profile that would get attention in 30 seconds or less.
So how about you? Is your CV getting you the number of interviews you want?
If not take a positive step and get in touch to discover how I can help you to get to the next stage in your career.
Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more career success.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.